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May 23, 2023

Tempo - May 23, 2023

Antara, Jakarta – A group of people joined under the Advokat Merdeka Pembela Rakyat (Freedom Advocate, Defender of the People) or Ampera, on Monday reported the Youtube channel touted t

April 29, 2023

Pacific Media Watch - April 29, 2023

David Robie – As part of an Indonesian-backed disinformation and troll campaign against West Papuan pro-independence activists, a Facebook page has emerged making bitter and slan

March 22, 2023

Inside Indonesia - March 22, 2023

Jenny Munro – Navigating false information is now an everyday experience in Indonesia and globally, but recent incidents in West Papua show how the rhetoric of the 'hoax' or 'fake news'

January 30, 2023

Tempo - January 30, 2023

Novita Andrian, Jakarta – The Elections Supervisory Agency (Bawaslu) will act upon "political buzzers" who use identity politics or SARA (religious, racial, and societal groups) in thei

January 29, 2023

Tempo - January 29, 2023

With an election looming and controversial law reform on its way, Indonesia's government is set to ratchet up its well-oiled propaganda machine.

January 17, 2023

Jakarta Post - January 17, 2023

Zamzami Zainuddin, Kuala Lumpur – "Digital citizenship" is using technology and social media ethically and responsibly.

September 6, 2022

The Strategist - September 6, 2022

David Engel, Albert Zhang and Jake Wallis – ASPI has analysed thousands of suspicious tweets posted in 2021 relating to the Indonesian region of Papua and assessed that they are inauthe

September 11, 2021

Suara Papua - September 11, 2021

Jayapura – The West Papua National Committee (KNPB) says that based on their analysis the September 2 killing of four soldiers during an attack on the Kisor sub-district military post i

September 6, 2021

Suara Papua - September 6, 2021

Jayapura – West Papua National Committee (KNPB) spokesperson Ones Suhuniap is asking the Papua regional police to retract a statement that the KNPB are planning to disrupt the 20th Nati

September 5, 2021

Suara Papua - September 5, 2021

Reiner Brabar, Sorong – The Maybrat branch of the West Papua National Committee (KNPB) has denied involvement in a September 2 attack on a sub-district military post (Posramil) in Kisor

August 7, 2021

Jakarta Post - August 7, 2021

Jakarta – Family members of late Aceh businessman Akidi Tio had initially drawn praise after they made a Rp 2 trillion (US$139 million) donation for COVID-19 mitigation efforts in South

August 3, 2021

Asia Pacific Report - August 3, 2021

David Robie – It is open season again for Indonesian trolls targeting Asia Pacific Report and other media with fake news and disinformation dispatches in a crude attempt to gloss

July 12, 2021

Jakarta Globe - July 12, 2021

Jakarta – An Indonesian doctor who appeared on podcasts and a television talk show to state that Covid-19 is a lie and that healthy people died from "excessive Covid medication" has bee

May 28, 2021

Tempo - May 28, 2021

Budiarti Utami Putri, Jakarta – The chairperson of the United Liberation Movement for West Papua (ULMWP), Benny Wenda, responded to what he believes is a baseless allegation made by the

May 27, 2021

Kompas.com - May 27, 2021

Rahel Narda Chaterine, Jakarta – Human rights activist and lawyer Veronica Koman has refuted accusations by State Intelligence Agency (BIN) Deputy Chief Lieutenant General Teddy Lhaksma

May 10, 2021

Tabloid JUBI - May 10, 2021

Jayapura – Several Indonesian media outlets have mistakenly quoted a dead Free West Papua (OPM) founder, who died four years ago, in the news as the misidentified person was bashing hum

March 10, 2021

Tempo - March 10, 2021

Francisca Christy Rosana, Jakarta – A number of people who have yet been registered as Covid-19 vaccine recipients on Wednesday, March 10, flocked the 'Covid-19 Vaccine Center' that was

March 1, 2021

Coconuts Jakarta - March 1, 2021

Remember Siti Zainah, the woman from Cianjur, West Java who said she got pregnant without intercourse and gave birth after a one-hour gestation period?

January 19, 2021

Tempo - January 19, 2021

Dewi Nurita, Jakarta – The Covid-19 Task Force asserted that issues circulating in the public about microchips that could be contained in the Covid-19 vaccine are false or hoaxes.

January 16, 2021

Jakarta Globe - January 16, 2021

Meleva Thorn & Sienna Curnow, Jakarta – Indonesian journalists are waging a war on fake news through a collaborative fact-checking network involving nearly all major media organizat

December 22, 2020

The Strategist - December 22, 2020

Ariel Bogle and Albert Zhang – On Twitter, Instagram and Facebook, a network of accounts is targeting the West Papua independence movement with memes and messages designed to shape inte

December 7, 2020

Jakarta Post - December 7, 2020

Jakarta – An expert has expressed his concerns over public resistance to a future COVID-19 immunization program caused by hoaxes surrounding the vaccines being developed.

October 22, 2020

Coconuts Bali - October 22, 2020

A peaceful call to action in Bali protesting Indonesia's controversial new jobs creation law appears to have been hijacked by unknown parties calling for widespread violence, with polic

October 16, 2020

Coconuts Jakarta - October 16, 2020

Thou shalt not take with a pinch of salt anything your government says was essentially the message given by Indonesia's Communications and Information Technology (Kominfo) Minister John

Jakarta Post - October 16, 2020

Jakarta – The Legal Aid Institute for the Press (LBH Pers) has expressed dismay over Communication and Technology Minister Johnny G.

October 15, 2020

Tempo - October 15, 2020

Dewi Nurita, Jakarta – The Press Legal Aid Institute (LBH Pers) Director Ade Wahyudi on Thursday criticized the statement made by the Communication and Informatics Minister (Menkominfo)

September 16, 2020

Jakarta Post - September 16, 2020

Jakarta – The Purworejo District Court in Central Java has sentenced a couple who earlier this year declared themselves the king and queen of the so-called Keraton Agung Sejagat (World

August 19, 2020

Jakarta Post - August 19, 2020

Jakarta – The Medan Police in North Sumatra arrested 45-year-old Joniar Nainggolan and 41-year-old Benni Eduward Hasibuan for allegedly spreading a hoax after the two published a video

August 18, 2020

Coconuts Jakarta - August 18, 2020

The brand new IDR75K (US$5) bill was only released yesterday, but it has already become the subject of a racial controversy online.

August 12, 2020

Jakarta Post - August 12, 2020

Jakarta – The Bali Police have named musician I Gede Ari Astina, better known as Jerinx, a suspect for defaming the Indonesian Medical Association (IDI).

May 27, 2020

ABC Pacific Beat - May 27, 2020

Sophie Raynor – During the coronavirus pandemic, one of the biggest concerns for health officials has been the spread of misinformation about COVID-19 – especially via social media sit

April 16, 2020

Coconuts Jakarta - April 16, 2020

Remember Ningsih Tinampi, the self-proclaimed supernatural healer who went viral last year for victim-blaming a spirit?

April 15, 2020

Coconuts Jakarta - April 15, 2020

Say it with us: social media influencers are not the authority on COVID-19 no matter how many millions of followers they have.

April 11, 2020

Tempo - April 11, 2020

Jakarta – The police have arrested people accused of spreading fake news about the coronavirus. Hoaxes might be a reaction to the lack of transparency from the government.

March 27, 2020

Coconuts Jakarta - March 27, 2020

Indonesian officials have warned citizens not to eat up a clearly fake viral video of a magical talking newborn baby who suggested that eating boiled eggs can help the body resist the

March 24, 2020

Tempo - March 24, 2020

Antara, Jakarta – The Indonesian Police tackled 41 cases of hoaxes on COVID-19 spread through social media and will continue to conduct cyber patrolling, spokesman of the Indonesian Po

March 20, 2020

Jakarta Post - March 20, 2020

Jakarta – The National Police have named 30 individuals across the country by Thursday as suspects for allegedly spreading false information regarding the COVID-19 outbreak.

March 10, 2020

Agence France Presse - March 10, 2020

Jakarta – Six Indonesians have been arrested for allegedly spreading misinformation online about the deadly coronavirus, police said Tuesday, as the Southeast Asian nation's confirmed

March 3, 2020

Jakarta Post - March 3, 2020

Eisya A. Eloksari, Jakarta – Communication and Information Minister Johnny G. Plate said that the ministry had found 148 hoaxes related to the COVID-19 spread as of Monday.

February 28, 2020

Indonesia at Melbourne - February 28, 2020

While debate continues between the Indonesian Ministry of Health and researchers in Indonesia and internationally on Indonesia's capacity to detect and identify coronavirus infections,

February 25, 2020

Jakarta Post - February 25, 2020

Riza Roidila Mufti, Jakarta – The National Disaster Mitigation Agency (BNPB) has cautioned city residents over a widely shared link to Google Maps purporting to show flooded areas in J

February 4, 2020

Jakarta Post - February 4, 2020

Jakarta – Following the outbreak of the coronavirus (2019-nCoV) in Wuhan, China, hoaxes and conspiracy theories about the novel virus have widely spread online over the past two weeks.

February 3, 2020

Jakarta Post - February 3, 2020

Jakarta – The Indonesian government has decided to wage a war against misinformation about China's deadly coronavirus on social media, as dozens of hoaxes about the new virus have been

January 8, 2020

Reuters - January 8, 2020

Tom Allard and Jack Stubbs, Jakarta/London – As Indonesia celebrated its National Heroes' Day last year, official military social media accounts lavished praise on Corporal Yunanto Nug

December 26, 2019

Jakarta Globe - December 26, 2019

Bayu Marhaenjati, Jakarta – Rights activist Ratna Sarumpaet was released from prison on Thursday after serving around 15 months of a two-year sentence for making a false claim that she

November 8, 2019

East Asia Forum - November 8, 2019

Ross Tapsell, ANU – Prior to the election period between September 2018 and April 2019, SAFENET documented 22 cases of charges under UU ITE.

South China Morning Post - November 8, 2019

Ibnu Nadzir, Sari Seftiani and Yogi Setya Permana – Hoaxes and misinformation have been widely blamed for Indonesia's violent unrest this year in the wake of its presidential elections

November 6, 2019

Jakarta Post - November 6, 2019

Jakarta – As the investigation of the acid attack against Novel Baswedan appears to have stalled, the senior Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) investigator has been accused of fa

October 18, 2019

Tempo - October 18, 2019

Jakarta – If the government is serious about finding the best solution to the Papuan problem, the communication and informatics ministry should support the endeavor by Facebook to rid

October 17, 2019

Tempo - October 17, 2019

Nindya Astuti, Jakarta – Regional coordinator of SafeNET, Damar Juniarto, suspects there are blatant attempts to suppress information regarding Papua as they deemed information from th